IMI Master of Business Framework

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Are you interested in studying for a masters degree but looking for a flexible way to do it?

Our innovative design means you can study for a masters degree while only committing to one years study at a time. More importantly you have complete choice over the direction of your masters degree because you choose the subject.

Introducing New Pathways in the Masters of Business Framework


The IMI Masters of Business Framework provides a flexible way to earn your Masters qualification, by providing two separate and unique pathways. You can complete the taught element of the IMI MoB in as little as 18 months. You must complete all elements of the IMI MoB Framework within five years.

The MSc In Business Practice Pathway

This requires you to complete two IMI Diplomas followed by the Business Research Project. This pathway allows for the development of significant research and analytical skills and provides the opportunity for a participant to develop deep insight and expertise in relation to a specific issue that is of significance to their work.

The MBS in Business Practice Pathway

This requires you to complete three IMI Diplomas and a reflective integrated assignment . The purpose of this reflective assignment will be to integrate, prioritise and synthesize key reflections, learning and themes that have developed over the duration of their learning journey.

This pathway has been created in response to consistent feedback received by IMI. Prospective candidates emphasise that given the nature of their developmental needs at different points in their career, and the evolving needs of their organisations, that in some circumstances the learning experience and content offered by a third IMI Diploma  would better support their requirements and in some cases their learning style, than a Business Research Project.

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IMI’s Master of Business (MoB) Framework is an innovatively designed framework tailored to accelerate your professional development in a uniquely flexible manner.

The IMI MoB allows you to combine ‘credit’ for completing certain IMI programmes and ultimately earn an internationally recognised, nationally accredited Master of Business qualification.

Each IMI Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification, accredited and awarded by University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork.

IMI Diplomas are academically equivalent to a Postgraduate Certificate (Level 9) Minor Award on the National Framework of Qualifications. Every time you successfully complete an IMI Diploma course you will earn 30 masters-level credits on the National Framework of Qualifications.


For entry requirements please visit the individual IMI diploma pages.

By completing any two IMI Diplomas and a Business Research Project or three IMI Diplomas and a Reflective Integrated Assignment within a five year time-frame, you will earn 95 credits and will be conferred the title ‘MSc or MBS in Business Practice’. The IMI Master of Business Framework is validated and awarded by University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork.

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